Gingrich Weighs in on Stimulus Package: Democrats 'Will Go for Broke on a Radical Agenda'
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is arguing Democrats will lose control of Congress due to pushing through their nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
During an appearance on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, Gingrich noted, “This is the third time they’ve done this. Bill Clinton passed a huge tax increase with no Republicans. And in 1994, they lost 54 seats in the House.”
He continued, “Pelosi and others rammed through bills with no Republicans and in 2010 they lost 63 seats in the House.”
Gingrich went on to explain, “What the Democrats now have clearly decided is that they will go for broke on a radical agenda.”
He stressed Democrats are going to do “everything they can” without Republicans, which will ultimately benefit them.
“That means that they are going to own everything in the election of 2022 and almost certainly guarantees that Kevin McCarthy is the next Speaker and that the Democrats will once again for the third time have thrown away control of the Congress,” Gingrich said.
Watch his remarks below:
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President Joe Biden said during a speech at the White House on Friday, he hopes Republicans will support his measure, but will move forward without them if necessary, as IJR reported.
“So I’m going to act, and I’m going to act fast. I’d like to be doing it with the support of Republicans. I’ve met with Republicans. There are some really fine people who want to get something done. But they’re just not willing to go as far as I think we have to go,” Biden said.
He told Republicans and Democrats if he has to choose between helping Americans “and getting bogged down in a lengthy negotiation, or compromising on a bill that’s up to the crisis, that’s an easy choice.”
The House voted on Friday to approve a budget plan, which the Senate passed earlier on Friday morning, to allow Democrats to push the legislation through without Republican support.
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